Ft. Lauderdale & Vicinity

Reviewing Bahia Mar Hotel – Fort Lauderdale Beach

Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach 801 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida My experience at this hotel was definitely unique as I was able to stay in BOTH types of rooms: a room in the Marina building and a room in the Tower building. MARINA BUILDING GRADE Overall Score: C Staff: B Room: D Amenities: C Recommended?: No TOWER BUILDING GRADE Overall Score: B Staff: B Room: B Amenities: C Recommended?: Yes Overall Impression: If you’re staying in Bahia Mar’s Marina building (not the Tower), you’re getting an old, musty hotel room. The Marina building…

Sheraton Suites Plantation – A Review

    Sheraton Suites – Plantation, FL GRADING Overall Score: B Staff: C Room: A Amenities: B Recommended?: Yes Overall Impression: A solid mid-level hotel with big rooms in sunny Florida   When traveling to Plantation, Florida, there are many different options for lodging. During a previous visit here, I stayed at the Renaissance Hotel. Read my review of the Renaissance Hotel here. This time, I stayed at the Sheraton Suites Plantation on University Drive…

A Review of J. Alexander’s Restaurant – Plantation, FL

GRADING Overall Score: A Service: A Food: A Atmosphere: A Vegetarian options?: C (try the veggie burger!) Recommended?: Yes If you have never been to a J. Alexander’s Restaurant before, do yourself a favor and find one! When I was recently in Plantation, Florida, my husband took me here because this is his favorite place to eat when here on business. The restaurant does not take reservations, but they do have “call ahead seating.” I recommend doing so, especially for dinner plans.  This is a popular spot and tends to be busy…

A Review of the Renaissance Hotel – Plantation, Florida

GRADING Overall Score: A Staff: A Room: A Amenities: B Recommended?: Yes The Renaissance Hotel in Plantation, Florida is a lovely hotel, not far from the 2nd largest mall in Florida, Sawgrass Mills. Decorated in chic and modern motifs, this hotel brings a touch of luxury to all travelers. The lobby of the hotel is very spacious and bright with plenty of seating. The check-in process was quick and staff members were extremely friendly…